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iCM Forum's Favorite Coming of Age Movies; Results

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iCM Forum's Favorite Coming of Age Movies
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We all have to grow up some time, writers and directors also did at one point. Following the basic writing lesson of sticking to what you know, it is a stable theme to explore in movies (and other media).

Coming of age film portrays the time of life when the protagonist(s) grows up, focusing on how he or she matures emotionally. Depicting the psychological and moral growth during the transition of a protagonist from youth to adulthood. Among others themes of self-discovery, sexual awakening and responsibilities vs. the loss of childhood dreams and naivete often play a big role. Protagonists are most often adolescents, although they can also be (slightly) younger or older. Often set in the past during the filmmakers own formative years, these movies are frequently infused with nostalgia.
(more info: https://www.allmovie.com/subgenre/coming-of-age-d959, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coming-of-age_story)

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These are our 100 favorite Coming of Age Movies.
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Amazing quick turnover of results! :o I'm impressed. :worship:
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#100 Kimi no na wa. [Your Name] (2016, Makoto Shinkai) 214.23 points
7032 checks, official lists: 9 :imdb:
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Carmel1379 (#40)
Gordon_Gekko (#103)
Mifune (#31)
TraverseTown (#38)
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sol wrote: May 1st, 2021, 3:56 pm Amazing quick turnover of results! :o I'm impressed. :worship:
Thanks. Everything went without mistakes and there was very little screenshots to search, so all went smooth and fast.
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Mysterious Dude wrote: May 1st, 2021, 4:12 pm There were 25 votes for "coming of age," but only 24 participated!
That's not so weird, those voters don't complete overlap. Maybe someone voted for it, but didn't find time to make a list.

But 24 is a disappointing turnout nonetheless.
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#99 Nuovo Cinema Paradiso [Cinema Paradiso] (1988, Giuseppe Tornatore) 215.93 points
21486 checks, official lists: 18 :imdb:
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beasterne (#30)
Lonewolf2003 (unranked)
Panunzio (#17)
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: May 1st, 2021, 4:13 pm But 24 is a disappointing turnout nonetheless.
On the bright side, my own votes will have much more influence than usual.
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: May 1st, 2021, 4:13 pm
Mysterious Dude wrote: May 1st, 2021, 4:12 pm There were 25 votes for "coming of age," but only 24 participated!
That's not so weird, those voters don't complete overlap. Maybe someone voted for it, but didn't find time to make a list.
I found it just too complicated to collect titles for that, especially when I realized that so many have been watched so long ago. Kinda gave up in advance. (Although I just should have nominated my Top 20 or so favorites where I'm sure about the CoA theme, well ...)
Still interested to see what the Forum comes up with, so I'm not regretting my vote.
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#98 Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975, Peter Weir) 216.12 points
6564 checks, official lists: 14 :imdb:
6 voters
Carmel1379 (#73)
Gordon_Gekko (#74)
lineuphere (#51)
peeptoad (#20)
TraverseTown (#53)
zzzorf (#179)
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#97 Black Moon (1975, Louis Malle) 219.48 points
965 checks, official lists: 3 :imdb:
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Carmel1379 (#110)
peeptoad (#30)
Perception de Ambiguity (unranked>27)
sol (#62)
TraverseTown (#27)
zzzorf (#155)
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75 was a good year to come of age in a movie apparently :D
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#96 Sommaren med Monika [Summer with Monika] (1953, Ingmar Bergman) 221.09 points
2247 checks, official lists: 7 :imdb:
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Caracortada (#9)
Gordon_Gekko (#41)
lineuphere (#93)
Perception de Ambiguity (#27)
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: May 1st, 2021, 4:13 pm
Mysterious Dude wrote: May 1st, 2021, 4:12 pm There were 25 votes for "coming of age," but only 24 participated!
That's not so weird, those voters don't complete overlap. Maybe someone voted for it, but didn't find time to make a list.

But 24 is a disappointing turnout nonetheless.
I didn't vote for it, but I participated anyway.
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#95 Umimachi Diary [Our Little Sister] (2015, Hirokazu Koreeda) 223.58 points
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3eyes (unranked)
lineuphere (#90)
mjf314 (#19)
Teproc (#30)
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#94 Imitation of Life (1959, Douglas Sirk) 226.21 points
2492 checks, official lists: 6 :imdb:
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Carmel1379 (#17)
Gordon_Gekko (#43)
Mysterious Dude (#45)
TraverseTown (#35)
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Torgo wrote: May 1st, 2021, 4:35 pm
Lonewolf2003 wrote: May 1st, 2021, 4:13 pm
Mysterious Dude wrote: May 1st, 2021, 4:12 pm There were 25 votes for "coming of age," but only 24 participated!
That's not so weird, those voters don't complete overlap. Maybe someone voted for it, but didn't find time to make a list.
I found it just too complicated to collect titles for that, especially when I realized that so many have been watched so long ago. Kinda gave up in advance. (Although I just should have nominated my Top 20 or so favorites where I'm sure about the CoA theme, well ...)
Still interested to see what the Forum comes up with, so I'm not regretting my vote.
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So far I've seen everything. Boring results. :lol: :lol:
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#93 Himizu [Themis] (2011, Sion Sono) 229.24 points
298 checks, official lists: 1 :imdb:
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Carmel1379 (#9)
Lakigigar (#27)
Perception de Ambiguity (#15)
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joachimt wrote: May 1st, 2021, 6:07 pm
Torgo wrote: May 1st, 2021, 4:35 pm
Lonewolf2003 wrote: May 1st, 2021, 4:13 pm
That's not so weird, those voters don't complete overlap. Maybe someone voted for it, but didn't find time to make a list.
I found it just too complicated to collect titles for that, especially when I realized that so many have been watched so long ago. Kinda gave up in advance. (Although I just should have nominated my Top 20 or so favorites where I'm sure about the CoA theme, well ...)
Still interested to see what the Forum comes up with, so I'm not regretting my vote.
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Yeah, also DTC was my focus and that's a poll of sorts too. One (new) poll a month is all I can handle, sorry.
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Damn! I was planning to participate in this poll. The list would take time to put together, and other stuff got in the way and slipped my mind. This is an interesting topic. Look forward to see the result.
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#92 Juno (2007, Jason Reitman) 229.79 points
81804 checks, official lists: 12 :imdb:
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Carmel1379 (#87)
Gordon_Gekko (#67)
Lonewolf2003 (unranked)
Panunzio (#57)
Teproc (#28)
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OldAle1 wrote: May 1st, 2021, 6:17 pm
joachimt wrote: May 1st, 2021, 6:07 pm
Torgo wrote: May 1st, 2021, 4:35 pm

I found it just too complicated to collect titles for that, especially when I realized that so many have been watched so long ago. Kinda gave up in advance. (Although I just should have nominated my Top 20 or so favorites where I'm sure about the CoA theme, well ...)
Still interested to see what the Forum comes up with, so I'm not regretting my vote.
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Yeah, also DTC was my focus and that's a poll of sorts too. One (new) poll a month is all I can handle, sorry.
I was about to write the same. Will follow the countdown regardless. :)
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#91 River's Edge (1986, Tim Hunter) 230.88 points
1346 checks, official lists: 2 :imdb:
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Gordon_Gekko (#151)
peeptoad (#14)
sol (#21)
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#90 The Virgin Suicides (1999, Sofia Coppola) 235.62 points
20139 checks, official lists: 5 :imdb:
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Gordon_Gekko (#36)
hurluberlu (unranked>7)
kongs_speech (#41)
Mifune (#16)
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Yeah, something tells me the #101 to #300 part of this list will end up being more interesting.
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#89 C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005, Jean-Marc Vallée) 236.85 points
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Fergenaprido (#1)
Lonewolf2003 (unranked)
Panunzio (#12)
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#88 Ratcatcher (1999, Lynne Ramsay) 237.57 points
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Mifune (#13)
Panunzio (#2)
peeptoad (#35)
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#87 Stoker (2013, Chan-wook Park) 237.59 points
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Carmel1379 (#7)
Perception de Ambiguity (#3)
TraverseTown (#40)
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#85 Heathers (1989, Michael Lehmann) 248.4 points
13921 checks, official lists: 7 :imdb:
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Gordon_Gekko (#47)
Lakigigar (#4)
sol (#54)
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: May 1st, 2021, 6:30 pm #92 Juno (2007, Jason Reitman) 229.79 points
The plot of this one is so bonkers tehe
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Lonewolf2003 wrote: May 1st, 2021, 7:45 pm
#87 Stoker (2013, Chan-wook Park) 237.59 points
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Carmel1379 (#7)
Perception de Ambiguity (#3)
TraverseTown (#40)
Are they not all adults or I dont recall it right ?
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hurluberlu wrote: May 1st, 2021, 8:19 pm
Lonewolf2003 wrote: May 1st, 2021, 7:45 pm
#87 Stoker (2013, Chan-wook Park) 237.59 points
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Carmel1379 (#7)
Perception de Ambiguity (#3)
TraverseTown (#40)
Are they not all adults or I dont recall it right ?
You're never too old to stop coming of age ..
Wikipedia wrote:On her 18th birthday, India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska)—a girl with a strong acuteness of the senses—has her life turned upside down after her loving father Richard (Dermot Mulroney) dies in a horrific car accident. She is left with her unstable mother Evelyn (Nicole Kidman). At Richard's funeral, Evelyn and India are introduced to Richard's charismatic brother Charlie (Matthew Goode), who has spent his life traveling the world. India, who didn't know Charlie existed, is perturbed by his presence. He announces that he is staying indefinitely to help support India and Evelyn, much to Evelyn's delight and India's chagrin.
Should be fine. It's influenced by Hitchcok's Shadow of a Doubt, where it's indeed a teenage girl.
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#84 Omohide poro poro [Only Yesterday] (1991, Isao Takahata) 251.23 points
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Onderhond (#5)
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Teproc (#29)
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Torgo wrote: May 1st, 2021, 8:30 pm
hurluberlu wrote: May 1st, 2021, 8:19 pm
Lonewolf2003 wrote: May 1st, 2021, 7:45 pm
#87 Stoker (2013, Chan-wook Park) 237.59 points
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Carmel1379 (#7)
Perception de Ambiguity (#3)
TraverseTown (#40)
Are they not all adults or I dont recall it right ?
You're never too old to stop coming of age ..
Looking forward to Amour.
Torgo wrote: May 1st, 2021, 8:30 pm
Wikipedia wrote:On her 18th birthday, India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska)—a girl with a strong acuteness of the senses—has her life turned upside down after her loving father Richard (Dermot Mulroney) dies in a horrific car accident. She is left with her unstable mother Evelyn (Nicole Kidman). At Richard's funeral, Evelyn and India are introduced to Richard's charismatic brother Charlie (Matthew Goode), who has spent his life traveling the world. India, who didn't know Charlie existed, is perturbed by his presence. He announces that he is staying indefinitely to help support India and Evelyn, much to Evelyn's delight and India's chagrin.
Should be fine. It's influenced by Hitchcok's Shadow of a Doubt, where it's indeed a teenage girl.
Thanks, I was probably confusing with Mia Wasikowska's age then :whistling:
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#83 Mitt liv som hund [My Life as a Dog] (1985, Lasse Hallström) 251.99 points
2746 checks, official lists: 8 :imdb:
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Lonewolf2003 (unranked)
Mifune (#24)
Mysterious Dude (#165)
peeptoad (#13)
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hurluberlu wrote: May 1st, 2021, 8:43 pm Looking forward to Amour.
That's going of age.
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#82 Bande de filles [Girlhood] (2014, Céline Sciamma) 252.93 points
925 checks, official lists: 2 :imdb:
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Caracortada (#49)
Fergenaprido (#106)
Ivan0716 (#46)
kongs_speech (#62)
Lakigigar (#48)
Mifune (#23)
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